Al Auster hosts a discussion of recent Hollywood films about women, namely An Unmarried Woman, Julia, and The Turning Point. Panelists include Elizabeth Hess, cultural editor of Seven Days and HERESIES; Marjorie Rosen, film critic for Ms. magazine and author of Popcorn Venus: Women, Movies and the American Dream; and Jan Rosenberg, professor of Women's Studies at Empire State College - Old Westbury and co-organizer of the second Women's International Film Festival. The panelists discuss whether... Source: WBAI
Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke discusses his work on the film "2001: A Space Odyssey" in an interview with Paul Anderson. San Francisco, 1968. BB2020 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: film, interview, clarke, anderson, pacifica, hollywood, scifi, dullea, odyssey
On the fifth anniversary of 9/11, are we really making progress against terrorism? We speak with Matt Brzezinski, author of "Fortress America: An Inside Look at the Coming Surveillance State," about the Bush administration's mixed record on fighting terrorism. Plus, if George Bush won't enact emission caps to fight global warming, Arnold Schwarzenegger will. The Union of Concerned Scientists' Jason Mark looks into how the state of California is stepping up to fight global warming --... Topics: terrorism, Bush, Schwarzenegger, global warming, military contractors, Chicago
Robert Hinton hosts this episode which features testimony given before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the effects of the war in Vietnam on the American economy on Thursday, April 16th, 1970. The testimony featured was given on the second day of the hearings by Eliot Janeway, economist and business consultant, and Gordon Sherman, President of Midas International. The Senate Committee Chairman was J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. Source: WBAI
Description: A documentary study of de facto segregation in Los Angeles, produced by Jim Osborn of KPFK. The case in point is the boundary between the White South Gate High School and the Black David Starr Jordan High, just a mile and a half away. The board of education is caught between the United Civil Rights Committee which demands a boundary adjustment to integrate both high schools, and opponents who claim this is unrealistic.Call Number: BB4534Date Published: 1963-11-16Rights:... Topics: californialightandsound, United Civil Rights Committee, School integration--Los Angeles (Calif.),... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
The Word Players read random selections from books and bits and pieces about chance, prophecy and revelation, a reading from the I Ching, and silence, confront a 1200-foot tape of numbers (1-62) which is stopped and started by direction, but no one knows which number will come up next. The number on the tape determines who reads and what the material will be. The players decide how to do the readings. The recording session has not been cut, and sped-up tape sounds are included as the pieces are... Topics: Agress, John, Mysticism, Philosophy and religion, Radio and theater
A performance for radio of a long dialogue between youth and age, set forth in a contemporary mode. Written and directed by David Sawn, with Bruce Harlow as the Old Man and Bob Darchi as the Young Boy, this is from the original production as seen at Off-Broadway's Dramarena Studio Theatre, produced by Pauline Braun. Technical production by Barry Singer. This recording was formerly cataloged as BB3818.30. Topic: Radio plays
Clare Loeb interviews Claes Oldenburg in Maurice Tuchman's office at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art prior to the opening of the "Art and Technology" show on April 26, 1971. Oldenburg talks about the genesis and creation of his giant writhing icebag sculptures, one of which was exhibited in the show. He talks about the humor in his work, Marcel Duchamp, the sexuality and "Oriental" nature of his sculptures and the link between factory production and technologies of war. Source: KPFK
KPFK's Jude McGee presents a two-hour special for International Women's Day on women composers in classical music with in-studio guest JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Women's Philharmonic. Falletta talks about the great women composers from the baroque period through to contemporary times and her work with the National Women Composers Resource Center. The Women's Philharmonic plays Ellen Zwilich's "Concerto grosso 1985", Marianna Martines' "Sinfonia in C", Camilla de... ( 1 reviews ) Source: KPFK
Second part of Jude McGee's special presentation for International Women's Day about women composers, with in-studio guest JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the Women's Philharmonic. Falletta talks about audience responses to the music performed by the Women's Philharmonic and how women are usually overlooked in the history of classical music. The Women's Philharmonic performs Gwyneth Walker's "Open the Door", Chen Yi's "Duo Ye", Maddalena Laura Lombardini Sirmen's "Violin... Source: KPFK
KPFK's Claire Loeb interviews Rudi Gernreich, the terror of the fashion world. He explains why his models carry guns, expresses his sympathy with embattled women, proclaims the end of fashion, and elaborates his views on unisex. He also castigates the coercive practices of the fashion industry, particularly the Press and Women's Wear Daily. Recorded January 18, 1971The recording begins with the song "I've Got Five Dollars" and ends with "Island in the West Indies" both sung... Source: KPFK
A Day in the Park - 1968 Festival of Life. Narrated by William Malloch. Recorded: Lincoln Park in Chicago, Ill., 27 Aug. 1968. Description: Sound actuality recorded at the Festival of Life held in Chicago, Ill. which led to the infamous Trial of the Chicago Seven; includes music and confrontation with police. (80 min.) BB4160 a & b - 2 recordings. Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: festival, life, chicago, seven, seale, hayden, rubin, hoffman, pacifica
The Word Players perform this play for radio written especially for the Word Players by American playwright Kenneth Lillquist. The story is a love affair, told with voices of Light and Darkness. Cast includes Gil Jardine, Sherry Pockell, and Edgar Walker as the Voices of Light; and David Haight and Ann Rivers as the Voices of Darkness. Directed by Baird Searles, technical production by Barry Singer. Baird Searles introduces the piece, stating that, "The Word Players are attempting to... Topics: Searles, Baird, Lillquist, Kenneth, Radio plays
Description: A conversation with members and organizers of The Mission Rebels, Inc., a neighborhood club formed in the Mission district of San Francisco. The Rebels, who were based on Shotwell Street, led direct organizing efforts for rent control in the Mission and decried US military intervention in Vietnam. Speakers are the Reverend Jesse James and Ray Towbis, who helped establish the Rebels; Olga Weir, secretary for the Mission Rebels; and Luis Marcial, youth member. Interviewer is Al... Topics: californialightandsound, Community organization, Public welfare, Silbowitz, Al, James, Jesse, Weir,... Source: 1 Tape of 1 : 1/4 inch audio tape
Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who broke the My Lai Massacre story, speaks about the importance of moral force in fostering change, citing the anti-Vietnam War protest movement as evidence. He warns of the role of contemporary press as a propaganda tool. KZ1932 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: hersh, mylai, vietnam, military, propaganda, pacifica
A Major address by Robert F. Kennedy. When & Where: Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. Recorded: Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles (Calif.), 19 Apr. 1968. Description: Speech by the presidential candidate. (44 min.) BB4503 Pacifica Radio Archives Topics: kennedy, biltmore, pacifica, president, campaign, assassination
This adaptation of Richard Hoag's off-Broadway play deals with a man's confrontation with his own homosexuality in an unusual and stylized fashion. Starring Chuck Ports as the man, with supporting parts played by David Clemens, Sheila Cohen, Raymond Cole, Thomas Crawley, Fred Dykeman, Richard Hoag, Stephanie Moss, JoAnn Schuman, Michael Talcott, and Juliette Whitman. Written and directed by Richard Hoag. Produced by Charles Lewis and Baird Searles. Technical direction by Ed Woodard. This... Topics: Radio adaptations, HOMOSEXUALITY, Hoag, Richard
Description: Dr. Frank Oppenheimer, director of the new Exploratorium of the Palace of Arts and Science, located in the Palace of Fine Arts building in San Francisco, is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson of KPFA about the concepts behind the new museum and what one can expect to find there.Call Number: BB2274Date Published: 1969-11-04Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair... Topics: californialightandsound, Children's museums, Exploratorium (Organization), Oppenheimer, Frank,... Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Dr. William Jennings Bryan Henrie (1896-1972), a country doctor turned abortion rights activist after being convicted in 1962 for performing abortions, speaks at the Conference on Abortion and Human Rights on January 9, 1966 in San Francisco under the auspices of the Society for Humane Abortion. Henrie calls for a more liberal view toward abortions, declaring that eventually "all will realize that abortions are necessary and grant its freedom." Source: KPFA
A NIGHT IN CHICAGO / reported by Dale Minor, Phil Watson and Bob Fass. Produced by Elsa Knight Thompson. Documentary report on the demonstrations at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Includes ctuality of Bobby Seale, Black Panther Party co-founder outside the Convention Center at a Black Panther rally; Dick Gregory at President Lyndon Johnson's "birthday" party; and reports from Allen Ginsberg and Studs Terkel about police brutality at a religious prayer vigil.... Topics: chicago, panther, johnson, ginsberg, terkel, seale, pacifica, thompson, gregory
Award-winning journalist, best-selling author and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman narrates this documentary, which spans more than 65 years of convention coverage and chronicles milestones in American political history. From the formal speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, to the battles inside and outside the Chicago 1968 convention and the radical sounds of Rage Against the Machine in the streets of Los Angeles in 2000, the documentary showcases the Pacifica Network's progressive... Topics: democratic national convention, republican national convention
Archive Number: PZ0591DVD Award-winning journalist, best-selling author and host of Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman narrates this visual documentary, which spans more than 65 years of convention coverage and chronicles milestones in American political history. From the formal speeches of Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936, to the battles inside and outside the Chicago 1968 convention and the radical sounds of Rage Against the Machine in the streets of Los Angeles in 2000, the documentary showcases the... Topics: democratic convention, republican convention, political history
Musical performances by Baba Olatunji. He talks about his time at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, his music, his instruments and the Baba Olatunji Center for African Culture. Topic: Baba Olatunji
Three Staten Island residents, Frank Pacifico, Bernard Dacue, John Quinn and a reporter for the Staten Island Register, Joe Quelin, discuss with Nick Egleson their opposition to a tank farm for LNG - Liquid Natural Gas - near their homes. The dangers are unquenchable fires and explosions, and the benefits seem to be only in the form of profits for the four international corporations involved in the operation. They include the Cabot Corporation and the national oil company of Algeria. Source: WBAI
Four versions of a statement by the Tobacco Institute about the "cigarette controversy" in which they say that the dangers of cigarette smoking have not been proven by scientists but they will continue to fund research on the subject. Topics: tobacco, cigarette, public relations, epidemiology, laboratory research, tobacco related health...
A Speech by Edward M. Kennedy. When & Where: Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archive, 1968. Recorded: in Wooster, Massachusetts. Political speech. (20 min.) BB4763 Pacifica Radio Archives. Topics: kennedy, wooster, speech, pacifica
Black Panther Party co-founder Huey P. Newton speaks about his political activities and events surrounding his trial from jail in San Luis Obispo, CA. Newton asks for immunity from the United Nations for Eldridge Cleaver and the release of all Panthers currently serving prison sentences. Restricted distribution rights. Topics: BLACK PANTHER PARTY., Newton, Huey P., Prisoners -- Personal narratives., Statement from Huey P....
Black Panther Party Chairman Bobby Seale is interviewed by Elsa Knight Thompson in the San Francisco County Jail two days after his return to the Bay Area from the Chicago Conspiracy Trial. Seale talks about first meeting Huey P. Newton, his origins as a revolutionary and the difference between self-defense and terrorism.
Talk Nation Radio for April 28, 2010 PLEASE USE THIS Version Special series on accountability for the US and Israel: the intelligence world. H.P. Albarelli Jr. joins us to talk about his 2009 book, A Terrible Mistake, the Murder of Frank Olson and the CIAâs Cold War Experiments. You can read the first chapter here. Produced by Dori Smith TRT: 29:04 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport here or at Radio4all.net and Archive.org H.P. Albarelli shares his story of a ten year long investigation... Topics: LSD, CIA, MKULTRA, ARTICHOKE, BLUEBIRD, Murder of Frank Olson, Book by Hank Albarelli, H.P....
A TRIBUTE TO ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA. - Pedro Juan Rua, Edward Boorstein, Derrick Morrison, Julius Lester and Ralph Schoenman speak on the life and goals of the Latin American revolutionary. Recorded: in New York City, 3 Nov. 1967. BROADCAST: KPFK. 13 May 1972. (61 min.)BB3134 Pacifica Radio Archives Topics: guevara, rua, boorstein, lester, schoenman, revolution, pacifica
Black Panther Party co-founder and leader Huey P. Newton discusses his imprisonment at Vacaville Medical Facility in Vacaville, CA with Denny Smithson of KPFA's Public Affairs Department; Karen Wald, reporter for the Guardian; and Joe Blum, editor of The Movement. Newton talks about the way he's been portrayed in the media and physical and social conditions at Vacaville.
On Monday May 24th, C.J. Thompson interviews Linda Newland on sailing. She speaks of the role of women in sailing and how she gradually learned the different job tasks on the boat. She has sailed the Pacific coast, competed in several races to Hawaii, and sailed single handed in a race to Japan. Source: KPFA
Rebroadcast of Dorothy Healey's Marxist commentary, an interview with William Sennett (b. 1941), a veteran of the Spanish Civil War and activist, about his observations of political conditions and communism in Italy shortly after his visit for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade reunion. Source: KPFK
University of Winnipeg Global College Human Rights and Social Justice Conference February 23-25, 2007 --- February 23, 2007 Jeff Corntassel Kenneth Deer Celeste McKay Jacqueline Romanow-Bear Topic: Human Rights, Social Justice, Justice, Rights, aboriginal, indigenous
Accountability for US and Israeli Leaders: A complaint to ICC on Bush et al and itâs US Politics as usual re Israel and Palestine Special on Accountability pt 2, all stand alone, free to all community radio, net and public radio stations. Talk Nation Radio for April 15, 2010 Francis A. Boyle, Nanjundiah Sadanand, Accountability for US and Israeli Leaders: A complaint to ICC on Bush et al and itâs US Politics as usual re Israel and Palestine TRT:29:16 Talk Nation Radio is produced in Storrs,... Topics: Francis A. Boyle, Bushtothehague.org, Complaint to the ICC against Bush et al, Rendition, Israel...
WBAI's Bob Fried leads a panel discussion on how psychedelics, hallucinogenics and other related drugs are treated in contemporary society and on society's view of the use and abuse of said drugs. Panelists are Dr. Donald B. Luria, from the New York County Medical Society Subcommittee on Narcotics; Dr. Ralph Metzner, editor of the Psychedelic Review; and poet Allen Ginsberg. Dr. Luria talks about the rise of opiate addiction in the United States. Dr. Metzner discusses the rise of drug addiction... Source: WBAI
British traditional singers John Roberts and Tony Barrand, along with Jeff Warner, Susan Warner and Davey Jones, sing sea shanties and tell stories of the Atlantic sailing packets of the late nineteenth century at WBAI's Free Music Store in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. WBAI's Barbara Oka introduces the program. Part 1 of this recording features the group performing Across the western ocean, New York girls, Eliza Lee, The Black ball line, The crayfish, The dreadnaught, The lowlands low, The flying... Topics: Folklore, Sea songs
British traditional singers John Roberts and Tony Barrand, along with Jeff Warner, Susan Warner and Davey Jones, sing sea shanties and tell stories of the Atlantic sailing packets of the late nineteenth century at WBAI's Free Music Store in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. WBAI's Barbara Oka introduces Robert Makla from Friends of Prospect Park, who describes some points of interest in Prospect Park to the audience. The group performs Maggie May, Homeward and outward bound, Paddy West, The limejuice... Topics: Folklore, Sea songs
Action Medic Roger Benham and Suncere Ali Shakur on Haiti Talk Nation Radio for February 24, 2010 Action Medic Roger Benham and Suncere Ali Shakur on Haiti Produced by Dori Smith TRT:29:49 Download at Pacificaâs Audioport if you are a member or go to Radio4all.net and Archive.org for free download information. Emergency Medical Technician and Action Medic, Roger Benham, returned from volunteering in Haiti on February 2nd and he joins us for part one of a two part special on relief efforts... Topics: Haiti, humanitarian aid, 19 orphans have new names and will soon have a new home in Haiti, Suncere...
University of Winnipeg Global College Human Rights and Social Justice Conference February 23-25, 2007 --- Saturday, February 25, 2007 Andrew Knight Maryanne Mollman Bill Schabas Bill Pace Topic: human rights, social justice
The recording is an excerpt from the 1982 Equity Award Dinner with Ed Asner receiving that 1982 Paul Robeson Award. Fred O' Neal, president of the Actor's Equity Association, introduces the Paul Robeson Award. Nancy Marchand makes the presentation of the award. Asner's speech acknowledges the great talent of Robeson, mentions those who helped, and contributions. Very graciously, he mentions his agent, Jack Fields, who was in Hollywood during the blacklist and how he put people to work. Source: WBAI
Columbia rally / Mark Rudd, Marty Kanter, and Ted Gold. Recorded in New York City, 23 May 1968. Description: Actuality of a rally held at Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street.|COLUMBIA RALLY / Mark Rudd, Marty Kanter, and Ted Gold. - We hear excerpts from the rally which was held Wednesday evening, May 23, 1968, at Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street. The speakers are Mark Rudd, Chairman of Columbia SDS| Marty Kanter, a student at Columbia| and Ted Gold, of SDS and the original "I.D.A.G.".... Topics: columbia, university, student revolt, kanter, pacifica, wbai
Stewart Acuff, Organizing Director for the AFL-CIO, speaks at the Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy Plenary at the USSF. Always a powerful speaker, Acuff talks about a re-invigorated labor movement in terms rarely heard by officials of such high rank in the AFL-CIO. Acuff continues to be one of the best leaders in the organization. In particular, Acuff calls for the AFL to develop closer relationships with “non-traditional” forms of organizing workers. A really exciting speech. Topics: labor, ussf, united states social forum, afl-cio, worker, rights, labor express
byDepartment of Health, Education, and Welfare. Education Division. Office of Education
"This sound recording captures an address by May-Ling Soong Chiang, wife of Chiang Kai-shek, on the subject of American-Chinese relations and the war effort."National Archives Identifier: 2209240 Topics: WWII, Chiang, May-ling Soong, 1897-2003, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old Time Radio, OTR
byDepartment of the Navy. Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
"This sound recording captures an address by Admiral Chester Nimitz in which he urged Americans to take jobs in shipyards and to buy more war bonds."National Archives Identifier: 2353547 Topics: WWII, Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, Old Time...
byDepartment of the Interior. Office of the Secretary
"This sound recording captures Adolf Hitler's address before a Nazi Congress in Nuremberg. The speech is in German, with English recapitulations at intervals. American commentator H. V. Kaltenborn discussed the speech and its potential effect on world peace."National Archives Identifier: 2173183 Topics: WWII, Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Territorial Questions -- Germany, World War...
Amidst ongoing violence and fragile politics, how has independent reportage fared in post-Taliban Afghanistan? Charlie Devereux talks to world-renowned photojournalist Reza about his Kabul-based NGO Aïna and ambitions to construct a free Afghan media. Topic: opendemocracy, Taliban, Aina, Charlie devereux, reza, photography, Afghanistan, Taliban, NGO,...
G.I. Jive was a 15-minute music program that was produced & broadcast by the U.S. government via the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) radio network. Early shows had a variety of hosts: Frank Nelson, Lester Jay, and popular pin-up girls like Donna Reed were guest DJs. In 1943, G.I. Jill (Martha Wilkerson) took over behind the mike, and according to the AFRTS Archive blog, G.I. Jive became the most popular show on AFRS. (Also see Jill's All-Time Jukebox and The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: GI Jive, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, WWII, AFRS, GI Jill, Jazz, Big Band, Swing, Old Time...
Martha Wilkerson (AKA G.I. Jill) hosted a couple shows on the United States government-produced Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS). One program she hosted was G.I. Jive (http://archive.org/details/AfrsG.i.Jive) and another was Jill's All-Time Jukebox, which ran concurrent to the other show during part of its run (she mentions it during G.I. Jive). Also see The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 55 (1945) here on Archive.org. I only have 5 Jill's All-Time Jukebox shows :( but there are some real gems.... Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Old Time Radio, Swing, Big Band, World War II, Jazz, AFRS, WWII, GI Jill